Human Resources Analyst Salary

Pay for Human Resources Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $53K per year. The range in cash compensation to Human Resources Analysts ($37K to $74K) includes potential earnings of $7K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Human Resources Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Human Resources Analysts make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$37,799 - $73,800

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$15.08 - $29.32

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,799 - $73,800  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,793  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $6,795  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,339 - $73,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 853
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.08 - $29.32  
   
Overtime
$14.29 - $44.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,793  
   
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $6,795  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,339 - $73,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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Job Description for Human Resources Analyst

A human resource analyst uses various techniques and computer programs to analyze data related to their organization's human resources department. They collect, analyze, and use this data to provide management with valuable information on how to attract better candidates, how to better motivate current employees, how to address current staffing issues, and how to meet laws and regulations related to staffing.

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Human Resources Analyst Tasks

  • Review, interpret and recommend changes to human resources policies.
  • Collect and analyze human resources data; track trends and developments in employee analyses.
  • Administer human resources functions, such as recruitment, reviews, compensation studies, leave and benefits administration.
  • May assist with payroll administration.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources Analyst


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Human Resources Analysts may progress into high-paying roles like Human Resources Director, where median compensation is $78K annually. With an annual salary of $58K, Human Resources Manager is the most common role for Human Resources Analysts to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Human Resources Generalist role — which usually pays $47K — is also typical for Human Resources Analysts, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Analyst


Human Resources Analysts report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Human Resources Information System, Project Management, Benefits & Compensation, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Spanish Language as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Word also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know Data Analysis and Human Resources Information System (HRIS).

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $50K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $54K. Human Resources Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $57K.

Pay Difference by Location


Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Human Resources Analysts, 22 percent above the national average. Human Resources Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+21 percent), Washington (+17 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Chicago (+14 percent). Human Resources Analysts in Nashville make 29 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Baton Rouge (17 percent lower) and Charlotte (2 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Human Resources Analyst Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources Analyst Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Project Management
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Human Resources
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Benefits & Compensation
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$52,000

Powerpoint
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Recruiting
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Microsoft Access
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HTML
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Oracle
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Spanish Language
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%
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